We pumped up the holiday spirit by going to Zoo Lights. Unfortunately it was Andye's awesome suggestion, but we couldn't seem to schedule anything that stuck before she left on her Chicago trip. Zoo Lights was the COOLEST! Actually, it was freeezing that night, but it did get us in the spirit! Even sister made it out! It was her first out of the house event since the baby. She was chauffered by GPops (co-chillin in a wheelchair) while Lollie was snapping these great pics. Arwen toted Roan (who got an owie on her knee) and Micah & I pushed the boys in strollers. It was a fun way to start the holiday.
Well, before we could head off to the North Pole, we grabbed a few shots of Sis and the kids by the Christmas tree.
The next day was Christmas Eve. We began the celebration with decadent chocolate croissants Mom had shipped in from Williams Sonoma. YUM! The Vaughan family came over for a bit in the morning, then had some quiet time to themselves and came back for dinner that evening. We had a delicious dijon chicken shishkabob with rice and brocolli. Roan spent the night that night. After a good bath, the kids went to bed, and we had fun being first time parents on Christmas Eve. Man, it's a heck of a lot more tiring than it used to be! ;-)
In the morning, Roan was incredibly patient as she awaited her parents arrival. In the meantime, I whipped up a breakfast veggie frittata to accompany our Morning Buns (also a tasty treat from Williams Sonoma). Here's what the kids were waiting for...